Rust - never has been a favorite color of mine - it harkens back to the dreaded "earth tones" that were all the rage when we registered for our wedding gifts. I ended up using some hand-dyeds, a splashy Alexander Henry print, some batiks, and a Liberty paisley - which made a great "X" for this block.
I don't collect reds, as a rule - I'm just not as drawn to reds as I am to pinks or magentas, for example. I would have never mixed tomato red with hot pink or maroon - but -
I like how this one turned out!